Kori Schake and Klon Kitchen, both senior fellows at the American Enterprise Institute, plan to speak at the inaugural “America Leads: An Ideas Summit” at the Momentary in Bentonville on Oct. 19.
Schake currently works as the director of foreign and defense policy studies at AEI. She has more than 30 years of experience at major universities, institutes, and in the federal government. She has authored five books on foreign and domestic issues and has been widely published in policy journals and media including CNN.com, Foreign Affairs, Politico, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. After earning her Ph.D. and Master of Arts in government and politics from the University of Maryland, Schake went on to work for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the National Security Council, Johns Hopkins University and others. She also worked as a senior advisor for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign in 2008.
Kitchen’s primary role at AEI is researching how emerging technologies are shaping modern statecraft, intelligence, and warfighting, while also focusing on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and quantum sciences. Before his career at AEI, he served as director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology and as a national security adviser to Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Kitchen also was a member of the national intelligence community for more than 15 years.
“Dr. Schake and Mr. Kitchen are two excellent additions to ‘America Leads,’ as they both have careers full of front-line experience in not only researching foreign and domestic issues, but in making practical recommendations that have helped shape policy,” Hutchinson said in a news release."
The summit is hosted by America Strong and Free Inc., the governor's political action group. More information will be provided at a later date, according to the release.